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Hours Extended for DSNAP A-Z Days on Sept. 24-25
September 23, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is extending the hours for DSNAP interviews on Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25, to allow all applicants in Phase 1 parishes regardless of last name to call to interview and apply. The new extended hours for all last names (A-Z) is 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
DSNAP Approved for Residents in 25 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Ida
September 14, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval September 14, 2021 to begin Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations to provide additional food aid to families impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Replacement SNAP Benefits Approved for 18 Parishes Following Hurricane Ida
September 05, 2021
Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in 18 Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida will receive automatic 55% replacement benefits due to power outages affecting at least half of their residents, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
Phone Line Set Up for Families Trying to Locate Ida Survivors in State Shelters
September 04, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Ida to a state shelter.
Louisiana Receives Waiver to Allow Purchase of “Hot Foods” with SNAP, P-EBT Benefits After Hurricane Ida
August 31, 2021
Louisiana participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits to purchase “hot” or prepared foods through September 28, 2021, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
DCFS Child Support Awarded $1 Million Grant for Responsible Parenting Program
August 25, 2021
08.25.2021 - The DCFS Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program has been awarded a grant of $998,778 for a new initiative to improve the overall achievement of the state's youth by educating them on the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of parenthood.
DCFS Opens New Office in DeSoto Parish for Child Welfare, Economic Stability
August 09, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is opening a new office in DeSoto Parish for Child Welfare and Economic Stability services. The office, located at 104 Crosby Street in Mansfield, is open to clients beginning today, Monday, August 9.
Louisiana Increases Foster Care Board Rate for First Time Since 2007
July 28, 2021
07.28.2021 - For the first time in more than a decade, Louisiana's foster caregivers will receive an increase in the monthly board rate that provides financial support for the care of children and youth in the State's custody.
Summer P-EBT Coming Soon to Louisiana K-12 Students
July 27, 2021
07.27.2021 - DCFS received federal approval to extend the state's P-EBT program to cover the summer months.
DCFS Encouraging Parents to Sign Up for Free or Reduced-Price Lunches before July 30 to be Eligible for Summer P-EBT
July 19, 2021
In anticipation of federal approval of Louisiana's Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Louisiana Department of Education are asking parents who qualify for, but do not currently receive, free or reduced-price lunches to apply for those benefits with their schools or school districts by Friday, July 30, 2021.